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India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament


August 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tuesday, an idea first thrown up by the late ... Read more...

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US, Russia to dispose of tonnes of weapon-grade plutonium


January 25th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The US and Russia will dispose 34 tonnes of excess weapon-grade plutonium each that is enough material for approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons, RIA Novosti quoted a ... Read more...

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US joins efforts to set international rules in outer space


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US has decided to join the European Union (EU) and other nations to draw up an international code of conduct for outer space activities, said ... Read more...

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India to push Rajiv Gandhi plan for n-free world


August 19th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is poised to push for universal nuclear disarmament at global fora as a panel, headed by Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar, Friday presented ... Read more...

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‘Peace-loving’ Pak to continue credible minimum nuke deterrence policy: Air Force chief


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): Pakistan does not wish to enter into a nuclear arms race, but will continue to maintain the policy of credible minimum deterrence, Pakistan's Air Force chief Marshal Rao Qamar ... Read more...

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Pakistan threatens to undertake nuke arms race over India’s NSG membership bid


January 28th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 28(ANI): Pakistan has threatened to activate a new nuclear arms race in South Asia after the United States supported a move that Islamabad claims will allow India to further ... Read more...

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Pakistan warns against growing international support for India’s nuclear programme


January 26th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Jan 26(ANI): Pakistan has warned that growing international support for India's nuclear programme would force Islamabad to bolster its deterrence and destabilise the region.In the opening session of the 2011 Conference ... Read more...

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EU, India reaffirm commitment to global and non-discriminatory disarmament


December 10th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): The European Union (EU) and India on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to global and non-discriminatory disarmament and to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery ... Read more...

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India, Japan reaffirm commitment for total elimination of nuke weapons


October 26th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Oct.25 (ANI): While holding extensive talks on bilateral, regional and global issues of shared interest, the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, here on ... Read more...

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Ban on production of fissile material ‘unacceptable’: Pakistan


October 14th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Oct 14 (ANI): Pakistan opposes the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) that banned production of fissile material used as fuel for nuclear weapons, the Asian nation has told the world ... Read more...

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India backs UN push for global disarmament


September 25th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) India has strongly backed UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's push for efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction with the Conference on Disarmament ... Read more...

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Chances for Krishna-Qureshi meeting brighten


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi are going to see each other during at least half a dozen multilateral meetings ... Read more...

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Clinton rules out India like nuke deal with ‘proliferation-prone’ Pak


July 20th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 20 (ANI): Ruling out any possibility of an India like civil nuclear accord with Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that there are issues which are yet ... Read more...

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US concerned over Iran ballistic capabilities: Official


July 13th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 13 (DPA) The US is concerned about the steps Iran was taking to increase its ballistic missile programme, an official said Tuesday. "The US continues to have concerns on Iran's increasing ... Read more...

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US, India for early FMCT talks


June 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): The United States and India have agreed and committed themselves to achieving an early start of negotiations on a multilateral, non-discriminatory and internationally and effectively verifiable Fissile Material ... Read more...

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North Korean diplomat warns of war on Korean Peninsula


June 4th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, June 4 (ANI): North Korea's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva has warned that a war may break out on the Korean Peninsula at any moment.Ri Jang-Gon said on ... Read more...

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US vows to help bring Mumbai attackers to justice


June 4th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 4 (IANS) The US has reiterated its commitment to provide full cooperation and support in counter-terrorism investigations, including exchanging information and bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai ... Read more...

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‘All out war’ may start at any moment, says North Korea


June 4th, 2010 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 4 (DPA) The Korean Peninsula could see a war break out at any time owing to the deteriorated situation there, a North Korean diplomat told a UN forum Thursday. "The present ... Read more...

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Use of nuclear arms ‘haram’, says Khamenei


April 18th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 19 (IANS) Use of nuclear arms is "haram" (religiously forbidden) and it is necessary for all to protect mankind from the grave disaster, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ... Read more...

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Iran calls for suspending US from IAEA (Lead)


April 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Apr 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad Saturday called for suspending the US from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and demanded the formation of an independent global body to oversee ... Read more...

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World community must have zero tolerance on illegal trafficking of nuke items: PM


April 13th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWashington, Apr.13 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday appealed to the world community to have zero tolerance for individuals and groups that engage in illegal ... Read more...

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India reiterates voluntary moratorium on n-testing


February 6th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, India has reiterated its commitment to voluntary unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing and has signalled its readiness to ... Read more...

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Disarmament, non-proliferation are UN priorities in 2010: Ban


January 9th, 2010 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 9 (DPA) The world community has a "new window of opportunity" to advance disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation programmes in 2010, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday. Ban cited the ... Read more...

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India committed towards world free of nuclear weapons: PM


November 24th, 2009 - 8:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Monday that India has been committed to the goal of creating a world free of nuclear weapons since it ... Read more...

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How to make outer space a safer place


November 16th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 15 (ANI): A new report has flagged a series of recommendations to help address the orbital debris concern, and other issues that can assure enhanced security in space for all.The ... Read more...

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Nuclear energy can help India to generate 470,000 MW power by 2050, says PM


September 29th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today asserted that India can generate 470,000 MW of power by 2050 if the country manage three stages of the nuclear ... Read more...

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India to stick to voluntary moratorium on testing: PM


September 29th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Under renewed global pressure for signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), India Tuesday reiterated its commitment to a voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing and stressed that ... Read more...

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Krishna says India’s ‘principled’ stand on CTBT won’t change


September 25th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep. 25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said that India's "principled" stand on CTBT is not likely to change unless a number of other "developments" ... Read more...

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World over-armed, peace under-funded: Ban Ki-moon


September 10th, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 9 (DPA) Noting that disarmament is back on the global agenda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned Wednesday that the "world is over-armed and peace is under-funded". Ban opened a disarmament ... Read more...

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Obama to lead UN debate on nuclear disarmament


August 27th, 2009 - 4:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 27 (DPA) US President Barack Obama is scheduled to preside over a UN Security Council session next month on nuclear disarmament - the first such event by the ... Read more...

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India links CTBT signing to nuclear disarmament


March 24th, 2009 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 24 (IANS) India has asserted it would not sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty - a top non-proliferation priority of the Obama administration - unless the world ... Read more...

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EU seeks code of conduct for outer space activities


February 13th, 2009 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 13 (Xinhua) A set of international code of conduct is needed to ensure safety and security of all outer space activities, the European Union (EU) has said. One Tuesday, a ... Read more...

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Mixed picture in Georgia as diplomatic efforts for peace continue (Roundup)


August 15th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
DPA Tbilisi/Moscow, Aug 14 (DPA) The situation in Georgia was one of mixed developments on the ground Thursday amid conflicting reports about ongoing Russian military actions despite the ceasefire and apparent delays in ... Read more...

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Russia is invading and mining Georgia: OSCE envoy


August 14th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Vienna, Aug 14 (DPA) Russia is still invading territories in western Georgia and is placing mines there, Georgia's ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) alleged Thursday. "Despite ... Read more...

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‘Hyde Act will remain even under next US presidency’


June 10th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Pranay Sharma New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The controversial Hyde Act that has become the "centrepiece" in the Indo-US nuclear deal would remain even if Democrat candidate, Barack Obama or Republican nominee ... Read more...

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